https://youtu.be/MWyZX6Dt7As In preparing for our one-minute pitching for creatives event this Thursday, I sent out a message to some of the people who’d booked to find out what they wanted. What I found was a surprise. One artist sent me a short video blog telling me that...

Last night I was listening to a podcast by Amanda Palmer, an artist I admire greatly. She described how she learnt to accept money from strangers when she was a street artist playing a living statue called The 8ft Bride. She realised that there are...

I’m currently in Australia running a couple of workshops. Last week, I went to Melbourne’s comedy festival and found myself ‘pitched to’ by dozens of local comedians trying to entice me into their shows. It struck me that pitching is a really important skill for creatives...

There's only a week to go before our next Trailblazer Tribe Live event on Tuesday 29th January at The Library private members' club in central London. It's going to be an intimate evening affair where you can meet and connect with like-minded creatives and take part in...

https://youtu.be/dgslfl2Tu9U At my next Trailblazer Tribe Live event on 29th January 2019, I will be looking at how to stand out and have impact. I'm running the event with storytelling expert Beverley Glick. In the run-up, I will be having conversations with her about...

Ok - I admit it - I used Ben Fogle in the subject line as a sexy ploy to entice you to open up and let you know that I'm running an event on Tuesday and I'd love you to be there! Fear not - there...

https://youtu.be/-pgemxKUtDg I was recently on a lovely date at the Park Theatre watching ‘Little Voice’. It was incredible show – I was enraptured by the passionate storyline about a young woman whose coping strategy to deal with an abusive parent was to mimic the singing of...

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When I was travelling in Israel recently, a taxi driver said to me: “In Israel, we are known to be rude. The thing is, we just don’t care what people think of us. We say what we mean and we don’t hold back. We’re direct...